WALLACE, North Carolina – UNCW senior Lori Beth Adams carded a one-over-par 145 over 36 holes to build a one-shot lead after the first two rounds of the UNCW Seahawk Classic Saturday on the River Course at the River Landing Golf Course.

Playing under ideal conditions that featured sunny skies and temperatures in the high 70’s, Adams posted her fifth round of par or lower this season with a one-under-par scorecard of 71 in the second round to take over the individual lead.  

Bolstered by her second-round score, Adams finished the 36-hole day with a one-over-par total of 145 (74-71) and will carry a one-shot lead over Elon teammates Sunna Vidisdottir (69-77=146) and Kelsey Badmaev (73-73=146) into Sunday’s final round. Delaware’s Vitoria Teixeira (76-73=149) and Radford’s Alexandra Austin (71-78=149) are five shots back of Adams in a tie for fourth.

Elon carded the low round of the day with an eight-over-par 297 in the first round and followed that performance with a 306 in the second round for a 36-hole total of 603 and a four-shot lead over second-place Delaware (301-306=607). Defending tournament champion Old Dominion (300-316=616) and host UNCW (313-303=616) are tied for third while Eastern Michigan sits in fifth (306-313=619).

The final round of the UNCW Seahawk Classic begins Sunday with a shotgun start slated for 8:45 a.m.

Team Results: 1 Elon (297-306=603); 2 Delaware (301-306=607); T-3 Old Dominion (300-316=616); T-3 UNCW (313-303=616); 5 Eastern Michigan (306-313=619); 6 Radford (313-310=622); 7 Ball State (316-312=628); 8 Longwood (315-319=634); 9 Richmond (335-337=672)

UNCW Results: Lori Beth Adams (74-71=145/1st); Meghan Theiss (78-76=154/T-14th); Annette Lyche (82-74=156/T-20th); Megan Burnham (81-82=163/T-32nd); Laverry Kumar (80-85=165/T-36th); Mallory Warrick (84-80=164/T-34th)*; Elizabeth Hall (83-82=165/T-36th)*; Jeanne Metivier (92-89=181/T-48th)*

* - Individual Entry